Meghan Markle reportedly slid into Matt Cardle's DMs before she met Prince Harry
A very weird flex.
It looks like Meghan Markle and Matt Cardle were almost maybe a thing.
Matt, who won The X Factor in 2010, exchanged messages with the then-actress in 2015, according to a new report.
It was Meghan who made the first move and even suggested they get together, a source has said.
He followed her on Instagram after seeing her in TV show Suits and she followed him back.
“He was stunned when she followed him immediately back and started messaging him. She said she was a big fan of his work," the insider told The Sun.
"Matt couldn’t believe a Hollywood star like Meghan would even know who he was so he was very flattered and they chatted a little bit online before she suggested meeting up.
“But then he met his girlfriend and knew it wasn’t appropriate to keep talking to Meghan so he ended up ghosting her.
“It felt like there could have been a connection but the timing was wrong. He didn’t reply to her last message.”
Four years on, Matt is still seeing girlfriend Amber Hernaman.
She has been credited for helping him to turn his life around after he struggled with substance abuse after his X Factor win.
Meghan spent time there in the wake of her divorce from husband Trevor Engelson, according to journalist Katie Hind.
She says Meghan didn't seem too keen on American men and that she was more interested in finding a British boyfriend.